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SAT Vocabulary 2020

This hot SAT words list is selected from mainstream English medium and based on popular topics of 2020, which is an express supplement to enhance SAT vocabulary skills. Each word has examples and contexts. It helps very much to master new words precisely.

Meanwhile, we include previous SAT vocabulary 2019-2018 in this page, and add more example sentences originated from classic books.

To meet with diverse requirements of SAT test-takers, we also recommend below 3 SAT lists to study on demand, which can sharpen your reading and writing vocabulary skill especially.



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acoustic   Speak
a. relating to sound or the sense of hearing
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bear no resemblance   Speak
v. not be similar to someone or something else
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bout   Speak
n. a short period of intense activity of a specified kind, outbreak
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brace   Speak
v. support an object in order to stop it from falling down
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come under fire   Speak
v. be criticized, be attacked with guns
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complacency   Speak
n. a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements
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constituent   Speak
n. a member of an electoral district
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creaky   Speak
a. bad in some way because it is old or old-fashioned
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cull   Speak
v. kill animals, especially the weaker members of them, in order to reduce or limit their number
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culminate   Speak
v. reach a climax or point of highest development
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destabilize   Speak
v. upset the stability of; cause unrest in
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dire   Speak
a. extremely serious or urgent
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disruptive   Speak
a. causing or tending to cause disorder or trouble
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draconian   Speak
a. excessively harsh and severe
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drop shipper   Speak
n. agent, distributor, or retailer who earns a commission on orders passed on to the manufacturer or original supplier
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en route   Speak
ad. during the course of a journey; on the way
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enshrine   Speak
v. place a revered or precious object in an appropriate receptacle
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flout   Speak
v. openly disregard a rule, law or convention
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frenzied   Speak
a. wildly excited or uncontrolled
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grim   Speak
a. causing feelings of sadness or worry, gloomy or depressing
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grubby   Speak
a. dirty; grimy
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grueling   Speak
a. extremely tiring and demanding
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haptic   Speak
a. relating to the sense of touch
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ill-timed   Speak
a. occurring at or planned for an unsuitable time
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incursion   Speak
n. an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one
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influencer   Speak
n. a person or thing that influences another
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infringe    Speak
v. actively break the terms of a law or agreement
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knock off   Speak
n. a copy that sells for less than the original
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lock down   Speak
v. confine of prisoners to their cells, typically after an escape or to regain control during a riot
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makeshift   Speak
a, serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being
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mink   Speak
n. a small animal with valuable fur that is used to make expensive coats, or the fur from this animal
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parlor   Speak
n. a sitting room in a private house
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personnel   Speak
n. people employed in an organization to undertake such as military service
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phony   Speak
n. a fraudulent person or thing
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prime-time   Speak
n. regularly occurring time at which a television audience is expected to be greatest
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quarantine   Speak
v. impose isolation on
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repatriate   Speak
v. send someone back to their own country
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respiratory   Speak
a. relating to breathing
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rowdy   Speak
a. noisy and disorderly
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secession   Speak
n. action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body
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sedition   Speak
n. conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch
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skirmish   Speak
n. an episode of irregular fighting, especially between small parts of armies or fleets
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spearhead   Speak
v. lead an attack or movement
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stroll   Speak
n. walk in a leisurely way
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stunned   Speak
a. so shocked that one is temporarily unable to react; astonished
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subversion   Speak
n. undermining of the power and authority of an established system or institution
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surreptitious   Speak
a. kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of
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to heart's content   Speak
ad. as much or as often as you like
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vilification   Speak
n. abusively disparaging speech or writing
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wind up   Speak
v. conclude or finish something
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SAT Vocabulary 2018-2019
ascetic  Speak
pertaining to practice of rigorous self-discipline
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bode  Speak
indicate by signs
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butt  Speak
hit with the head or horns
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buzz  Speak
be very excited and happy
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comb  Speak
search carefully and systematically
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conspire  Speak
make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act
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cracksman  Speak
a burglar, especially a safecracker
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crew cut  Speak
a very short haircut for men and boys
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denounce  Speak
publicly declare to be wrong or evil
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deprive  Speak
take away possessions from someone
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dilettante  Speak
a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real knowledge
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egocentric  Speak
thinking only of oneself, without regard for the feelings of others; self-centered
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enmity  Speak
state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone
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ensemble  Speak
a complete costume of harmonizing, complementary clothing and accessories
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excursion  Speak
movement of something along a path or through an angle
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foible  Speak
a minor weakness in someone's character
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frenzy  Speak
a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior
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galvanize  Speak
shock or excite (someone), typically into taking action
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gloom  Speak
a state of partial or total darkness
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grudge  Speak
a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment
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hack  Speak
gain illegal access to computer or network
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hairdo  Speak
style of a person's hair
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handed-down  Speak
passed on to a later generation or age
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harsh  Speak
unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses
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hindsight  Speak
understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed
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hookup  Speak
meeting with someone, or to begin a relationship
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hypocrite  Speak
a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion
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impeachment  Speak
charging with a crime or misdemeanor
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jingle  Speak
make or cause to make a light metallic ringing sound
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leniency  Speak
fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected
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longstanding  Speak
having existed or continued for a long time
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media outlet  Speak
a newspaper, television company or other mass media which publishes news stories
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meticulous  Speak
showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise
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moron  Speak
a stupid person
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netizen  Speak
a user of the Internet, especially a habitual or avid one
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none other than  Speak
one is surprised or impressed by the person or thing one is about to mention
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par  Speak
face value of a stock or other security, as distinct from its market value
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prequel  Speak
a story or movie containing events that precede those of an existing work
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prompt  Speak
give or show without delay
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prospective  Speak
possible, expected or expecting to be something particular in the future
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prosthetic  Speak
denoting an artificial body part, such as a limb, a heart, or a breast implant
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purport  Speak
appear or claim to be or do something, profess
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push back  Speak
delay something; postpone; oppose or resist a plan
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ram  Speak
roughly force something into place
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remorseful  Speak
annoyed, regretful, vexed
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sardonic  Speak
disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking
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segregation  Speak
action or state of setting someone or something apart from others
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shackle  Speak
something that confines the legs or arms
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short-change  Speak
give less than the correct amount of change to
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slur  Speak
allegation about someone to insult others or damage their reputation
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socialite  Speak
a person who is well known in fashionable society and is fond of social activities
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sorority  Speak
a society for female students in a university or college, typically for social purposes
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spin-off  Speak
a byproduct or incidental result of a larger project
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steamy  Speak
sexually exciting or including a lot of sexual activity
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stellar  Speak
composed of stars; outstanding, marked by eminence and distinction
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stewardship  Speak
the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property
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tirade  Speak
a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation
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to no avail  Speak
without success
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trio  Speak
a group or set of three
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tuck  Speak
push, fold, or turn so as to hide them or hold them in place
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up-and-coming  Speak
making good progress and likely to become successful
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whistle-blower  Speak
one who reveals something covert or who informs against another
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woo  Speak
seek someone's favor
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